8:00
WELCOME COFFEE & REGISTRATION
9:00
WELCOME SPEECH
9:10
BASE OILS MARKET OVERVIEW
● Global base-oil supply and demand analysis
● Overview of base-oil consumption and production in Russia and the CIS. What is the share of import & export in the regional volume of base oils?
● How does the local production of group III base oils affect pricing?
10:30
DISCUSSION: WHAT EFFECT DID IMO 2020 HAVE ON THE EXPORT OF GROUP I BASE OILS FOR PRODUCERS IN RUSSIA?
● How does production capacity put pressure on prices and profitability?
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
MODERNISATION OF EXISTING PRODUCTION FACILITIES AND LAUNCH OF NEW BASE OILS AND LUBRICANTS PRODUCTION FACILITIES IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS
This session will highlight the regional launch programs for new production facilities and modernisation of existing production facilities of base oils and lubricants. Among the invited companies and potential programs are the launch of group II and III base oils in Novokuibyshevsk (Rosneft), the launch of group II base oils in Volgograd (Lukoil), the production of group III base oils by Taneco, the production of group III base oils at Slavneft - YANOS and other projects in the CIS and Eastern Europe.
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
BASE OILS OF THE FUTURE
● Prospects for polyalphaolefin localisation in Russia
● New developments by Evonik Chemicals for motor lubricants
● Special lubricants for diesel engines on gasoline. Transition of commercial vehicles from diesel to gasoline
15:00
DISCUSSION: SUCCESSFUL BASE-OIL QUALITY COMPLIANCE WITH FUTURE MARKET REQUIREMENTS
● What are the new requirements of original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to group II and III base oils?
● New engine oil specifications
● Electrification
● Extended oil-change intervals
● Stricter emission requirements
15:30
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
NEW SPECIFICATIONS, NEW TEST METHODS AND NEW EQUIPMENT
● Case study in testing, certification and obtaining original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approvals
● Test of efficiency of water-based fluids by Gear Research Center at the Technical University of Munich
● Bench tests for synthetic motor oil by Obninskorgsintez
● Expected changes from the following associations: ACEA, API, ATIEL
● Lubricant monitoring solutions in the industry 4.0
18:00
GALA COCKTAIL RECEPTION
8:30
WELCOME COFFEE
9:10
THE FUTURE OF LUBRICANTS MARKET IN RUSSIA AND THE CIS
● What is the growth forecast of the lubricants market in the region?
● How is the lubricants market transforming and how are end-users’ expectations changing?
● Technology for new generation lubricants - where is the market going?
● Expanding the lifetime of water-miscible metalworking fluids
10:30
DISCUSSION: WHAT IS THE EFFECT OF LONG-LIFE LUBRICANTS ON EQUIPMENT?
● Reduced fuel consumption
● Increased service interval for oil change
● Operating conditions
● How to achieve full utilisation of equipment resources
● How to reduce planned and unplanned equipment downtime
11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:30
FOCUS ON ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER
● How is the lubricants market changing with increasing demand for OEM brands?
● How to remain competitive in the lubricants market with the emergence of new companies
● The story of Volvo Construction Equipment in developing its own lubricants brand
● Analysis of similar lubricant products available on the market and how the end-user views the OEM lubricants brands
12:30
DISCUSSION: RUNNING AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM FROM THREE PERSPECTIVES: ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER, END-USER, LUBRICANTS PRODUCER
13:00
LUNCH
14:00
REGENERATION AND COLLECTION OF WASTE OILS IN RUSSIA & THE CIS
● The role of the state in regulating waste-oil management
● Overview and analysis of the past five years’ development in the re-refining industry in the region
● Development of effective waste-oil collection systems in the region
● Processing plastic bags into lubricants
● Membrane technology for waste-oil processing
15:30
DISCUSSION: WHY REGENERATE WASTE OILS WITH A SURPLUS OF BASE OILS?
● Collection and logistics
● Technologies for waste-oil processing
● Oil quality testing
● Waste oil sales channels
16:00
COFFEE BREAK
16:30
INTERACTING WITH END-USERS VIA DIGITAL MARKETING
● How has the situation changed over the past five years in marketing promotion? How is the interaction with end-users changing in B2B and B2C? What role does digitalisation play in new ways of interaction with the end-user?
● Moving towards a refined customer service: decline of traditional market players
● Import substitution: first fill with local lubricants brands
17:30
DISCUSSION: CONSUMPTION TRENDS AND LUBRICANTS DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS
● E-Commerce - growth of Internet sales
● How do online aggregators choose lubricants?
● Are there opportunities to promote your lubricants through a network of aggregators?
● Independent dealer networks in Russia. How do they choose a supplier?
● What are the expectations of the end-user and how do they choose the supplier?
18:00
END OF CONFERENCE
21 MAY 2020 | DAY TWO
“Base oil quota is stirring the European market with concerns that the threshold is too low”
After the European Commission’s approved a quota on duty-free API Group II base oil imports, the measure is stirring the European market with concerns that the threshold is too low.